To ask other readers questions about Boy's Life , please sign up. Okay, I'm on page When does this book start to get as good as everybody says?! I put it down a month ago because I couldn't get into it.
Badri I finished it and boy, am I glad I did it! Do yourself a favour and work through it!
You will find why it is a masterpiece. But to answer your …more I finished it and boy, am I glad I did it! But to answer your question, and anyone else's, I'll quote from the book, what Vernon says to Cory: "And maybe there wasn't a real plot to it, maybe there wasn't anything that grabbed you by the throat and tried to shake you until your bones rattled, but the book was about life. It was the flow and the voices, the little day-today things that make up the memory of living. It meandered like the river, and you never knew where you were going until you got there, but the journey was sweet and left you wishing for more.
It was alive Does anyone by chance have this to loan out Kindle version? Our library refuses to cooperate and I really had my heart set on it. Becky Crouse I have it available to loan. See all 7 questions about Boy's Life…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
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It is utterly fabulous. It reels you in and never lets you go. It will bring back every good memory that you had while growing up. The feeling of freedom you experienced riding your bike, exploring wooded areas and just generally being a kid. But then we get the magic educated right ou There is no way that any review could live up to this book. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age.
Told to grow up, for God's sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they'd allowed to wither in themselves.
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It is one of my favorites now. I thought it was going to be just about a mystery of who murdered someone and and father and son trying to find out the mystery! Even though it was a little before my time all of the things that happened in Corys childhood is so familiar growing up hearing all of the stories from family. Granted a lot of the same things were in my childhood but I digress. I loved the mystery that went on throughout the book and finally getting to the end game of it all. I have laughed and cried during this book. Some parts even made my heart soar and also plummet at the atrocities of evil people.
This book has a little of so many things. I recommend it to every one. View all 33 comments. Sep 02, Mort rated it it was amazing. I have neither the words nor the talent to adequately describe what this book did to me. It should be on your bucket list, no matter who you are.
On the surface, this book is a murder mystery. Forget the minimal supernatural elements, it plays a much smaller part than you might think. It's a coming-of-age story about a twelve year old boy, Cory Mackenson, growing up in a town called Zephyr in the early sixties.
And the story begins with him and his father, witnessing the aftermath of a murder and I have neither the words nor the talent to adequately describe what this book did to me. And the story begins with him and his father, witnessing the aftermath of a murder and the killer's attempt to hide it. And, BAM, you find yourself in a different world. It takes an exceptional writer to tell this story in pages without boring the reader.
This book is truly a masterpiece of literature - simply because of the feelings it invokes in the reader. So, what happens in this story? Allow me to explain. I was 17 years old when I read IT by Stephen King - a daunting task with a book of more than a thousand pages. King managed to take me back a few years, to connect with a younger, freer and naiver me. Those memories were still fresh in my mind and I had no difficulty going along with the ride.
Not only could I relate with those characters, I could connect to them on a personal level. But during these last two weeks, I've felt things I didn't know still existed inside me.
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For the last two weeks, I felt that magic again - I'm certain it's to a much lesser extent than in my youth, but this is the closest I have come to it in my adult life. This story covers all the important stuff: Ignorance vs. Tolerance Love vs. Hate Anger vs.http://nttsystem.xsrv.jp/libraries/64/gyhe-handy-ueber.php
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Fear Hope vs. Pessimism Grief vs. Acceptance Grudges vs. Forgiveness Bullies vs. Victims Loss vs. Grace There were so many situations in this book which transformed me back to my youth. Times have changed, as they always will I have changed, as any adult does. It also saddens me a little, to look at my son almost 4 , and to think about the things he will never know in his life.
He is growing up in a different world than I did, especially if you look at the age gap, will he be able to relate to this book when he is older? I'm a bit emotional as I write this, I might change this review in the future. For now, this is one of the best books I've ever read, it will rate in my top 5 for sure.